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3 Study Tips for Kids with ADHD | Reflections from a Children's Therapist

ADHD can make school a major challenge for many children who happen to have the diagnosis or even for those who present with ADHD-like symptoms but …

How Parents' Lies Breed Dishonest Children

Telling harmless lies to children is just part of being a parent, right? Maybe, but little fibs -- even those told to keep a child's fantasy alive or protect their self-esteem -- can have some negative side effects. According to a new study, children who are lied to by their parents are more likely …

How Personalities Differ Across America [MAPS]

America is often painted as divided — be it by politics, economics, or word pronunciation.<p>But according to a new study from researchers from the University of Cambridge, University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Helsinki, America may also be split up by three different psychological …

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Social Psychology and Hate Crimes: Part 2

So yesterday we looked at how Social Psychology can <i>explain</i> hate crimes, particularly after cultural and political events such as 9/11. Today, we’ll …

Schizophrenia: Talking therapies moderately effective

<b>Changing the way people think about and deal with schizophrenia is a moderately effective treatment, say researchers.</b><p>Cognitive behavioural therapy is an officially recommended treatment, but is available to less than 10% of patients in the UK with schizophrenia.<p>A study published in the Lancet …

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Mental Health Act detentions up 12%

<b>The number of people in England being detained under the Mental Health Act has risen by 12% in the past five years, according to the NHS regulator.</b><p>The act was used over 50,000 times last year to detain patients in hospital - the highest ever recorded.<p>The Care Quality Commission also criticised the …

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Where the Police Are Part of Mental-Health Care

In San Antonio, law enforcement, courts, and medical clinics are working together to treat, rather than jail, people with psychological problems.<p>It’s almost 4 p.m., and officers Ernest Stevens and Ned Bandoske have been driving around town in their black unmarked SUV since early this morning. The …

The truth about young black men and police shootings

Tensions are still high in Ferguson, Mo., after the Aug. 8 police shooting of Michael Brown. On Friday, it was reported forensics showed Brown’s blood was on both the inside of police officer Darren Wilson’s car as well as Wilson’s gun. The gun had also been fired twice <b>within</b> the car. This evidence …

The Art of Policing

WASHINGTON—The use of stop-and-frisk and heavy police presence in high crime areas can reduce crime, but these practices are also known to produce …

Chicago Police Department not at full strength, top cop says

The ranks of the Chicago Police Department are well below full strength, even as the rate of hiring has increased in recent years, according to testimony Thursday before the City Council.<p>The department now has 587 vacancies, with plans to hire only 200 more officers in coming months — before …